Melvin Armstrong

Melvin Bernard Armstrong

Saturday, January 3rd, 1925 - Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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Melvin Armstrong passed away at Rainy River LTC on March 10, 2021 with family at bedside.Dad was born January 3, 1925 in Shenston Township to James and Margaret Armstrong.

Dad was predeceased by all of his siblings: Leo, Eddie(Kathleen), Marguerite Penney (George),Terry (Eileen), Joe (Adeline), Bob (Adele), Sadie Ross (Albert), Bernie Dauphinais (Bill), Rita Miller (Ken), Sylvester, Vera, Bessie Lauzon(Charlie) and 2 infant brothers. Dad was also predeceased by grandson Robin Armstrong and wife Jeannine and by great grandson Dominic Crane.

Dad married Annie Bolen on November 15, 1949, recently celebrating 71 years of marriage,

Dad is survived by wife, Annie, and 7 children, Laurie(Anne Marie), Denise Johnson (Ian),Janet, Sandy Nielson (Bruce), Mark (Kelly), Paul (Karen),and Craig. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Armstrong and Valerie Bolen.

Dad worked at various jobs during his lifetime including farming, bush worker, truck driver,janitor, miner, road super, snow plowing, weigh scaler for DHO, for Mando and was in the Army briefly.

He liked to fix things, did wood working,liked to read and keep up on the news. He was a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays and liked to watch their games. He lived in the Stratton area his whole life aside from a brief stint in Atikokan and the last 3 years in LTC in Rainy River.

Dad was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years, originally a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Stratton and then long- time member of Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church in Pinewood, ON.

Dad was secretary-treasurer for the Separate School in Stratton many years ago and was instrumental in getting the school built and keeping it running in the early years.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rainy River Health Centre for their compassionate care over the last few years.

A funeral mass will take place on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Our Lady of The Way Catholic Church, Covid premise restriction to be followed.

Interment will tale place in Stratton Cemetery in the spring.
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    Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 11:00am
    Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church
    Covid capacity restrictions will be observed at the funeral mass and limited to immediate family attendance.
  • Interment

    Stratton Cemetery
    Stratton/Morley Twp P0W 1N0
    Interment will take place in the spring.


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Linda Dauphinais

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To Aunt Annie and the family, we were saddened to hear of the passing of uncle Melvin. Our sincere condolences are extended to you all.

The Dauphinais Family

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Posted at 11:41am
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during the loss of your very precious Melvin. Love Anita and Mike Hunter (Meaford)
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